Monday, July 07, 2008

Crack that Whip

This story is almost a month old, but the mind boggles just a little bit. It reels. From Stuff:
Post-punk pioneers Devo say they are suing McDonald's in the US over a Happy Meal doll that sports the band's signature red flower pot hat.
One can only hope, I guess, that they whip McDonald’s. That they whip it good.

And here’s something from the “bet you did not know this and will wonder why you should care” department, via Wikipedia:
The name “Devo” comes “from their concept of ‘de-evolution’ - the idea that instead of evolving, mankind has actually regressed, as evidenced by the dysfunction and herd mentality of American society.”
So now you know that too.

1 comment:

Clea Simon said...

I did know that, Linda, but I'm one of those odd few who just loved them. There was a darkness to their odd craziness - "Girl U Want," "Uncontrollable Urge." Oh man... I'm on an '80s flashback now. I hope they win their case.